EPL 2016-17: Alberto Moreno wants Sevilla winger Vitolo at Liverpool
Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno has urged Vitolo to make a switch to the Premier League, Sevilla winger has revealed. The 27-year-old came up through the ranks of Sevilla's youth system, where he spent time with the left-back. The defender also was at the Spanish club's academy and graduated into the first team, following Vitolo's footsteps.
However, Moreno left Sevilla and made a switch to Liverpool in the summer of 2014. Now the Reds defensive man has advised his former teammate to join him at Anfield, despite Moreno struggling to get regular playing time under Jurgen Klopp.
"At some point in the future it would be really good for me to try playing in England," Vitolo told the Daily Mail.
"He [Moreno] tells me it would really suit me. Liverpool is a great club with a lot of history. One day I would like to try a league like the Premier League. Let's see what happens.”
The winger revealed he was disappointed following Moreno's switch to England and has backed the left-back to come good for Liverpool, despite him losing his place to James Milner in the starting lineup.
Vitolo also went on to admit that he has followed Liverpool's arch-rivals, Manchester United, something that may not go down well with the Reds supporters, should he decided to swap Sevilla for Anfield.
"I was upset for him because we were very close here. I think Liverpool have a special player for many years to come. He's still young," he said.
"When I was a kid on the Canary Islands, we followed the fortunes of Manchester United and Liverpool. There are a lot of great teams in England."
Vitolo has been selected for Spain squad for the World Cup qualifier and an international friendly fixture against England. So far, he has made 18 appearances in the La Liga, scoring one goal and registering four assists. His contract with his current employers runs down in 2020.
Any move from Liverpool for the winger's signature will see them spend big. However, it is unlikely that the former Borussia Dortmund manager could make an approach for Vitolo's signature as Klopp has several options at his disposal.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, along with the support of Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana are in fine form. Their impressive run has helped Liverpool sit on top of the league table, while Daniel Sturridge is struggling to make his way into the starting lineup.